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The Warbler Guide

Melanie Colón
  • Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle Princeton University Press 2013 http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9968.html

    The Audio Companion ($5.99, via Macaulay Library) will make the sonograms and song and call analysis “come to life” for readers. These audio files are organized and labeled to ensure seamless cross referencing from the text to your favorite mp3 player.


    The authors have also helpfully used sonograms for album art for individual sound files, so readers can more easily match the vocalization to the text.


    To download the audio companion, please visit http://macaulaylibrary.org/guide/the-warbler-guide


    The audio companion booklet [PDF] explains the features and how to use the audio files: http://blog.press.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/AudioCompanion_Booklet.pdf

    English , Canada, United States, , New World Warblers (Parulidae), 07/07/2013 0691154821 9780691154824 No value No value

Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify. They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft-confused calls and songs. The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada. This groundbreaking guide features more than 1,000 stunning color photos, extensive species accounts with multiple viewing angles, and an entirely new system of vocalization analysis that helps you effectively learn songs and calls.


The Warbler Guide revolutionizes birdwatching, making warbler identification easier than ever before. Also look for the interactive companion apps for iPhone and iPad.

  • Covers all 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada
  • Visual quick finders help you identify warblers from any angle
  • Song and call finders make identification easy using a few simple questions
  • Uses sonograms to teach a new system of song identification that makes it easier to understand and hear differences between similar species
  • Detailed species accounts show multiple views with diagnostic points, direct comparisons of plumage and vocalizations with similar species, and complete aging and sexing descriptions
  • New aids to identification include song mnemonics and icons for undertail pattern, color impression, habitat, and behavior
  • Includes field exercises, flight shots, general identification strategies, and quizzes

Tom Stephenson's articles and photos have appeared in Birding and Bird Watcher's Digest, at Surfbirds.com, and in the Handbook of the Birds of the World. He has guided groups across the United States and Asia. A musician, he has had several Grammy and Academy Award winners as clients, and was director of technology at Roland Corporation. Scott Whittle lives in Cape May, New Jersey, and has twenty years of experience as a professional photographer and educator. He holds an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, and is a onetime New York State Big Year record holder.

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